Capturing the Storm: Localize Your Home Water Supply with Rainwater Capture

  • Tecolote Canyon Visitor Center 5180 Tecolote Road San Diego, CA, 92110 United States
2010 Signs of the Tide panel discussion: From left: Rob Davis, Brook Sarson, David Pierce, Jared Criscuolo, Bruce Reznik.

2010 Signs of the Tide panel discussion: From left: Rob Davis, Brook Sarson, David Pierce, Jared Criscuolo, Bruce Reznik.

Join San Diego Coastkeeper and a panel of local experts for a lively chat about how to use rainwater capture and storage to save resources, help reduce our region's dependence on imported water, and make the most of any rain that San Diego does receive during this critical drought.

Did you know that one inch of rain falling on a 1,000 square foot roof generates about 600 gallons of free, usable rainwater? In this time of critical drought and rising water costs, there's never been a better time for San Diegans to learn about rainwater capture. We import over 80% of our water, and it takes a lot of money and energy to get it here. It's time to take advantage of the free stuff that (occasionally) falls from the sky. 

Speakers will cover the features of different systems, stories from successful installations, examples of rainwater capture systems, and the availability of local rebates. Brook Sarson, representing H2OME, will be discussing Practical greywater and rainwater use in San Diego, what’s being done, what makes sense, what is the right way, and what’s successful. Among the other speakers below, Brook's talk will start at 2:30pm. 

Speakers

  • Brook Sarson, Founder of H2OME
  • Marsha Cook, Environmental Health Specialist at County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program
  • Steven Miller, PhD, Expert on DIY rainwater capture and native plants
  • San Diego homeowners, property managers and community member

Who should attend: Home owners, property managers, HOA leadership, and anyone interested in learning more about sustainable living, conservation, local water issues, and localized water supply.